MAC Cosmetics claim that “Lightful C Marine-Bright is a 4-in-1 product that works as a moisturizer, UV protector, foundation primer and skin primer. This lightweight, soothing emulsion conditions skin while providing long-lasting UVA/UVB protection without affecting the wear of makeup. A potent addition of vitamin C (ascorbyl glucoside) gives skin its brightened effects. It also helps skin look clearer and brighter immediately and improves skin tone with continued use. It is suitable for all skin types.”

The entire Lightful C lineup has impressive ingredients and antioxidants. MAC cosmetics Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula SPF 30/PA ++ Moisturizer is a brightening moisturizer that evens skin tone and soothes while offering SPF 30. It is enhanced with MAC Cosmetics Marine-Bright Formula and Super-Duo Charged Water. It provides toning and softening effect on the skin to leave it feeling soft, woken-up, and baby-fresh. Critical UVA (the sun’s most aging rays) screening is provided by zinc oxide, which joins two other non-mineral sunscreen actives that kick in some UVA and ample UVB protection. The “Bright” part of the name describes this daytime moisturizer’s finish, which is courtesy of the mineral pigments mica and titanium dioxide.

This a wonderful day time SPF moisturizer and works well as a makeup base. It gets absorbed quickly and leaves a nice semi matte finish, yet is still radiant. It is not super moisturizing, but it definitely provides enough moisture for my oily combination skin. Most importantly for me it has SPF 30/PA++, but still does not cause my skin to turn into an oily mess or lead to breakouts.

Price – JPY 5,357 for 50ml

Packaging – This product comes in a convenient and compact plastic bottle with pump. The opaque pump style packaging keeps those light and air sensitive anti-oxidants stable during use as well as makes it perfect for travelling.

I love this moisturizer because it is hydrating enough for my combination skin. Even though it contains SPF you do not get flashback in photos. Its lightweight and creamy formula does not feel sticky or heavy, in fact it is really smooth and it is good under makeup. The only drawback I can think about is fragrance, which might lead to irritation for people with sensitive skin. However, I really like its fragrance and I think it is subtle, not overpowering and dissipates quickly!

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MAC Cosmetics Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula SPF 30/PA++ Moisturizer Hydrant Review



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